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Columbia Art Students On the Right Track

After eight weeks of planning and design, four Columbia College Chicago artists finished an art installation in one Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train car for the Art On Track event on Aug. 7.

Linking a private home space with a public commuter train, Encroachment, a mobile art installation created by a Columbia College Chicago curatorial group, aimed to completely subvert the function of a train car by making it a home-away-from-home environment. Curtains, carpet, room vignettes, cookies baking in the ‘oven’ and comfy chairs put the passenger in a dream-like imaginary world where business commuters ride alongside their private home-dwelling selves.

The four Columbia College artists, Jackie Capozzoli, Erin Cramer, Stephen DeSantis and Haley Nagy, were at the Midway CTA depot on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. having bagels and coffee with the other Art on Track artists as they prepared their Orange Line train for the installation of their art project. Less than 12 hours later, the eight-car train was gradually transformed into a gallery-on-wheels.

Read the whole story here:  Faculty/Staff – View Content.

The art collective’s website Pulp, ink, & thread, has some images and posts about the CTA train gallery show. Perspectives blog has an interview with 3 Blondes and a Bald Guy group about the show, and WTTW’s “Fear No Art Chicago” featured their CTA art, too.

See what went on for yourself at the Art on Track slideshow:

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